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NickMontreal May 14, 2010 12:16 PM

flavour tripping?!

There is a small cranberry sized berry known as the miracle fruit, which temporarily deactivates your ability to taste sour or bitter. Take one of these and apparently lemons become absolutely divine to eat on their own, cider vinegar tastes like apple juice, stout like chocolate milk...

A friend of mine was telling me that he’d recently been to a flavor tripping party and that this miracle fruit really did work. Does anyone know where you can get this thing? Apparently you can find it in pill form... I have to try this!

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  1. NickMontreal RE: NickMontreal May 14, 2010 12:21 PM

    p.s. for anyone who's interested - here's an New York Times article on the flavour tripping phenomenon...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/din...

    Obviously not a new thing - the article is from 2008... Can't believe I haven't heard about this already!

    1. estilker RE: NickMontreal May 14, 2010 12:23 PM

      I've never tried it myself, but I've heard about it too.

      I've found this Canadian website http://www.miraclefruittoronto.com/ to buy them online, although I remeber finding another website that had tablets as well ... tablets should be cheaper.

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        Evilbanana11 RE: NickMontreal May 14, 2010 01:26 PM

        Damn I'd be too scarred that by some fluke, my taste buds stay deactivated indefinitely. Sounds kinda fun though.

        1. cherylmtl RE: NickMontreal May 14, 2010 04:30 PM

          This was covered here last year. More info in this post:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5890...

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            NickMontreal RE: cherylmtl May 26, 2010 10:41 AM

            Thanks everyone for your help...

          2. afoodyear RE: NickMontreal May 26, 2010 05:35 PM

            I bought mine through Amazon without any difficulty... it definitely doesn't affect bitterness though, only sour! Things with a slight hint of sourness tend to be better than outright acidic things like lemons, such as tomatoes, grapes and grapefruits, in my experience.

            fruitgenie.com is new, but even though it's based here, you still have to order online. Good luck!

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